Unseasonably warm weather makes history

Posted December 28, 2008 5:10 p.m. EST
Updated December 29, 2008 9:39 a.m. EST

— Most of central North Carolina experienced temperatures in the mid to upper 70s on Sunday, WRAL Meteorologist Kim Deaner said.

The high of 74 degrees at Raleigh-Durham International Airport tied the record for the day set in 1988. In Wilmington, the high of 76 degrees set a record.

Some light rain and clouds are expected Monday morning, but by late afternoon the sun should be out, Deaner said. Highs are expected in the upper 50s – above average for this time of year. Lows overnight Monday were forecast to be in the mid-30s.